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post #1 of 11
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I am worried about my 11 year old male cat. He seems to be acting rather lethargic compared to his usual. I brought him to the vet and they tested him for diabetes, kidney, liver, and thyroid problems. His levels were all normal. He just doesn't seem to be himself. He is still 17 pounds but when I run by hand down his back I can feel the little bumps on his spine and he just looks a little off. Nothing abnormal in the litterbox. However, I have notice he has been vomiting occasionally. Is this just normal old age? He acts so much older than Oogie and they are practically the same age...maybe males age faster than females? Anyone have any ideas? Anything you think would perk him up?
post #2 of 11
wow, if the vet says he's ok, I can't imagine what could be wrong. keep us posted if you find anything out ok? I hope he's alright.
post #3 of 11
Do you have a copy of his test results? If not, I would recommend getting them. What was his T4 value? Did they do a free T4 test? Sometimes hyperthyroidism can be masked, and running a free T4 test can give a more accurate picture of what is really going on. Is he eating normally?
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
He is eating normally...although he only likes to drink moving water now...like out of the faucet or he wiggles the dish until he sees it move. Everytime I go in the bathroom he wants me to turn on the faucet so he can get a drink and in the process he gets his head all wet. I have the test results somewhere. I will post them when I find them...Thanks for the help...
post #5 of 11
Has anything in his environment changed? New food, something going on outside, someone new in the house, change in diet...anything like that?

post #6 of 11
It seems weird to me that he isn't normal and your vet isn't finding out why..what about getting a second opinion?
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well, I got home today and he seems fine now...weird. Maybe he was stressed out by something...or maybe he just had a bad day...well thanks for everyone's ideas. Finicky Cat...I think he sometimes acts ill to get more attention...
post #8 of 11
NO that is not normal as a 11 yr old is really a beginning senior ... I also would like to know what the tests showed
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well, here are his test results...I hope I typed them all right as my camera is on the fritz and I don't have a scanner...tell me if anyone sees anything concerning...I think there was another page attached too but I can't find it at the moment...
Glucose 90 mg/dl
BUN 18 mg/dl
Creatine 20 mg/dl
Tot, Protein 6.2 g/dl
Albumin 3.0 g/dl
Calcium 10 mg/dl
Phosphorus 5.0 mg/dl
Alkaline Phosphatase 100 U/L
GGT 6.5 U/L
AST 15 U/L
LDH 75 U/L
Cholesterol 100 mg/dl
Total Bilirubin .10 mg/dl
ALT 80 U/L
CPK 120 U/L
CO2 20 mEq/L
Triglycerides 80 mg/dl
Direct Bilirubin 0.20 mg/dl
Uric Acid 0 mg/dl
Sodium 143 mEq/L
Potassium 4.5 mEq/L
Chloride 108 mEq/L
Lipase 248 U/L
Globulins 2.0 g/dl
A/G 1.5
Lymphocytes 1.5 x1000/ul
Monocytes 0.0 x1000/ul
Platelets 5 x100000/ul
T4 2.5 mg/dl
post #10 of 11
I'd say if he continues to act funny or if you notice any weight loss, see if you can get a free T4 level. His T4 is 2.5 which is kind of borderline for a senior, so a free T4 can help determine if he is having thyroid issues. Also, did they do a urinalysis? If not, that may be something else to check.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Okay, I think take him back to the vet just to make sure everything is okay. I bought him one of those water fountains since he likes drinking moving water...he isn't too sure about it yet.
They did a urinalysis...I can't find the results of that though...my husband thinks he may have accidentally threw it away...I will have to ask the vet for another copy. Thanks!
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